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Kastle Systems International appoints new CEO

Haniel Lynn speaks with SSN about his plans for continued growth of company
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12/05/2018

FALLS CHURCH, Va.—Kastle Systems International, an integration company that specializes in managed security solutions and services based here, recently announced the appointment of Haniel Lynn as chief executive officer, effective immediately.

ADS completes eighth purchase of 2018

John Cerasuolo has a positive outlook for 2019
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12/03/2018

NASHVILLE, Tenn.—ADS Security, a regional electronic security and automation company based here, recently acquired the customer accounts of A-Sonic Guard Inc. in Louisville, Ky. This is the eighth acquisition for ADS in 2018.

Women in Security: Susan Hunter of Security 101

Hunter says industry has come a long way, but there’s still work to be done
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11/27/2018

NORFOLK, Va.—Susan Hunter opened the Security 101 Hampton Roads office in 2013, drawing on her experience as a data analyst in the Air Force. Her military background and the skills and IT knowledge she gained while serving has helped in her role leading a highly successful Security 101 franchise location here, focused on commercial system integration from Virginia Beach to Williamsburg.

Women in Security: Angie Wong of Ojo Technology Inc.

We need more women in leadership roles, says Wong
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11/27/2018

FREMONT, Calif.—Angie Wong, president of Ojo Technology Inc., an integration company based here, started an IT networking company back in 1994, and in 2002, after the dot-com bust, was looking for a more viable business plan.

Allied Universal hires new CFO

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11/20/2018

SANTA ANA, Calif.—Allied Universal, a security and facility services company based here, has named Andrew Vollero its new chief financial officer. Vollero will replace Bill Torzolini, who will retire in 2019, after serving 15 years in the role.

Cook Security Group completes new headquarters

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11/20/2018

PORTLAND, Ore.—Cook Security Group in early November announced the completion of its new headquarters based here. The three-story, 27,000 square-foot facility consolidates the company’s three previous buildings, includes CSG’s network operations center and will house 150 of the company's more than 300 employees.

PSA TEC 2019 program and agenda announced

New changes include a full day of dedicated exhibit hours March 14
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11/20/2018

WESTMINSTER, Colo.—PSA, a global security and systems integrator consortium, announced the education lineup, conference agenda and a new exhibit showcase date for TEC 2019 to be held March 11-14, 2019 at the Sheraton Downtown in Denver.

Bates Security expands with HITEC Security buy

Deal adds more than 600 accounts, talent to ABCO Security office
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11/14/2018

LEXINGTON, Ky.—Bates Security LLC, a commercial and residential security company based here with branches in Prestonsburg, Ky., and Jacksonville, Fla., announced the recent acquisition of HITEC Security of Pikeville, Ky. The deal adds more than 600 accounts to its customer base in Prestonsburg, where Bates does business under the ABCO Security name.

Convergint acquires SI Technologies

Company fits culturally and geographically, filling a need in the Northeast
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11/14/2018

SCHAUMBURG, Ill.—Convergint Technologies recently acquired SI Technologies Inc., a full-service provider of integrated security solutions headquartered in Albany, N.Y., with additional locations in Syracuse and Buffalo, N.Y. The company specializes in strategic commercial customers, with a large presence in the government sector.

Per Mar acquires in Indiana

Deal includes a mix of around 2,000 commercial and residential customers
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11/05/2018

DAVENPORT, Iowa—Per Mar Security Services, a family-owned, full-service security company based here, announced it has acquired ABC Fire & Burglar Company of Gary, Ind., a residential and commercial security services company with approximately 2,000 accounts.

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SSN News Poll January 2020

The Security Industry Association (SIA) recently identified the key “megatrends” that are impacting the security industry as we move into 2020. This month’s News Poll looks at the state of the industry for 2020, including which trends and technologies will dominate the headlines.